Uber banned in Germany as police swoop in other countries

Uber’s “low-cost” UberPop service has been banned in Germany after a court decided it contravened transport laws.Judges imposed fines of €250,000 (£181,000) for each violation of the order.It followed the news that the company’s Paris offices were raided by police investigating the same service.And, in South Korea, nearly 30 people linked to the company, including chief executive Travis Kalanick, were charged with running an illegal taxi firm.
http://m.bbc.com/news/technology-31942997Also see:Uber offices raided in Paris by French police in ‘car-pooling’ controversy
French police have raided the Paris offices of the taxi app firm Uber as part of ongoing investigations into its UberPOP peer-to-peer ride-sharing service.The investigation, at the behest of Paris’ prosecutors office, comes after France’s interior ministry vowed to ban the app from 1 January 2015.

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